About the Author

Gordon Peake was born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1973.

His first book was a memoir of life in Timor-Leste, one of the world’s newest and least visited nations. The book, Beloved Land: Stories Struggles and Secrets from Timor-Leste, was winner of the 2014 Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year and People’s Choice Award.

Gordon currently lives in Zimbabwe with his wife, Suzanne, and their two boys, Charlie and Patrick.

Photo BY STEVE MORRIS

Photo BY STEVE MORRIS